Živković Samardžić, one of Serbia’s leading full-service independent law firms, has successfully completed advising on the merger of Eurobank a.d. Beograd (“Eurobank Serbia”), a Serbian subsidiary of Eurobank S.A. (“Eurobank”), subsidiary of “Eurobank Ergasias Services and Holdings S.A.” (Eurobank Holdings), with Direktna Banka a.d. Kragujevac (“Direktna”), with absorption of Direktna by Eurobank Serbia (the “Transaction”).
The combined bank (“Eurobank Direktna”), in which Eurobank holds 70%, with a strong capital and liquidity position and a market share of 6.5% in customer loans, becomes the seventh largest in Serbia.
As part of the transaction, Eurobank a.d. Beograd will distribute to Eurobank Group via dividend payment and capital return an amount of c. €232m.
The Živković Samardžić team provided legal assistance and advice both involved banks on the Transaction. This deal was led by Partners Branislav Živković, Slobodan Kremenjak, Uroš Đorđević, Igor Živkovski and Sava Pavlović..